Early Orthodontics

Baby Teeth and Braces: When Can You See an Orthodontist?

Almost everyone goes through two sets of teeth in their lifetime. First, you have your primary teeth, better known as baby teeth. Though these start developing while you’re still in the womb, they don’t emerge until you are 4-6 months old.   Even while these teeth are emerging, your second set of teeth are already developing. These …

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Helping Your Teen Feel Confident About Orthodontics

A lack of confidence is an issue that most people face at one time or another. In fact, 85% of people have struggled with low self-esteem. For adults, self-esteem issues can stem from a number of life-related scenarios, including job titles, financial status, whether or not they have kids, etc.   For teens, self-esteem is often tied to how they feel about their appearance. These are formative years where kids are …

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Talking to Your Child About Braces

For many adolescents, getting braces is almost seen as a rite of passage. Your adult teeth have arrived, but they need adjusting. One to two years later, and you blossom into a young adult with a perfectly aligned smile.  Some children and teens are able to accept this as another part of the process of growing up. Others, however, show hesitancy. …

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